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Better Stealth AI for Followers - Unique
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0.022 MB
May 31, 2012 @ 4:36pm
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Improves the stealth AI for select unique followers: Cicero, the Dark Brotherhood Initiates, Mercer Frey, Karliah, and Brynjolf. While sneaking, they will no longer run headlong into battle. They will also unequip torches while sneaking.

What it does:
This mod changes follower behavior in two ways. These changes only occur while the player is sneaking. If the player is not sneaking, then the follower's behavior will be unchanged.

1) While the player is sneaking, the follower won't initiate combat with nearby hostiles until after the enemy has actually attacked. Once either the follower or the player is attacked, the follower will enter combat like normal.

2) If the follower has a torch equipped, they will unequip the torch while sneaking.

Note: If you give your follower a torch while they are already in sneak mode, they may choose to equip it. If you don't want them to use the torch, simply exit sneak mode, wait a few seconds, then re-enter sneak mode. This will trigger them to unequip the new torch.

The modified stealth behavior has been applied to...
- Cicero & the Dark Brotherhood Initiates
- Mercer Frey during the quest Speaking with Silence
- Brynjolf & Karliah during the quest Blindsighted

This mod doesn't work with my Brynjolf & Vex followers or Karliah follower mods. If you place this mod before those mods in load order, then you can still use it for Mercer, Cicero, and the Dark Brotherhood Initiates, but you won't see the altered behavior for Brynjolf or Karliah. I will release updated versions of those mods that include this feature.

There are two versions of this mod. One for unique followers and one for standard followers. The Unique version should not conflict with other follower mods unless those mods specifically alter these NPCs. However, please be aware that the Standard version may conflict with other mods that alter the vanilla follower quest.

The Standard version affects Jenassa, Marcurio, Aela, Brelyna Maryon, Adelaisa Vendicci, and Faendal. The Standard version can be found here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=74481105

fg109 for helping me with the initial script.
DreamKing, JustinOther, and nbtc971 for the unequip torch script.
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>GҢФک†• Jul 29, 2012 @ 1:34pm 
^Works with my follower, thank you.
kryptopyr  [author] Jul 27, 2012 @ 8:04am 
I don't think the CK can read the scripts when they are packed inside a bsa file. You'll probably either have to unpack the bsa or download the file from Nexus: http://skyrim.nexusmods.com/mods/16531
>GҢФک†• Jul 26, 2012 @ 1:51pm 
Hey again, the scripts dont show up in list. Help? ^^ I loaded both of your stealth scripts and if I try to look it up on aela it gives me an error that says that the script is missing.
dechaosdave Jul 26, 2012 @ 7:50am 
good idea
kryptopyr  [author] Jul 25, 2012 @ 2:04pm 
Sure, it's pretty simple. Add the LessAggroFollower script to the actor and make sure to set the properties for the script. Then add the LessAggroFollowerCombatOverridePackage to your follower's package stack. It needs to be listed below any "wait" packages and above the "follow" package. That's all there is to it. Please ask before including the script in any mod you plan to release.
>GҢФک†• Jul 25, 2012 @ 11:52am 
Hey there. Is there a way that I can use this mod on my own created character? Or could you explain me how I can modify my follower so he acts like with your mod? thanks in advance.
Replicator Fifth Jul 22, 2012 @ 7:38pm 
Alright, I have no problem with that, I like your Bryn/vex mod as is! ty for responding so quickly! thanks for another great mod! <3 Subed and Liked.
kryptopyr  [author] Jul 22, 2012 @ 3:16pm 
Yes. I think Better Stealth AI - "Unique" should work just fine with UFO. They shouldn't overlap in any way...unless UFO alters Cicero and the DB Initiates. I could be wrong, but I don't think it does. My Brynjolf & Vex Follower mod will also work fine alongside UFO; however, the additional options that you get from UFO will not apply to them.
Replicator Fifth Jul 22, 2012 @ 12:56pm 
quick question does this work with Ultimate Follower Overhaul and patch 1.6? I'm going to see if your Bryn/vex follower mod works for them in a little bit.
kryptopyr  [author] Jun 14, 2012 @ 5:07pm 
The warning in the CK is normal for Steam files. Steam uses bsa files and the CK can't access the script files that are packaged in the bsa. The files on Nexus aren't packaged up this way so the CK can still read them.

Which NPC's have you tried using as followers? Do you have any other follower mods?